Hosanna Fukuzawa

Hosanna Fukuzawa

Oct
21
The False Dichotomy of being Indian

The False Dichotomy of being Indian

As a spell of light snow drifted across the skies of Michigan, a letter from the United States Department of
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Oct
14
Gate to Prosperity: Fighting for the Global North

Gate to Prosperity: Fighting for the Global North

The recent IPCC Report on Climate Change rang a short but loud alarm on social media, then quickly disappeared from
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Oct
07
Indigenism, Feminism, and Collective Agency: The Modern Situation of the Ainu

Indigenism, Feminism, and Collective Agency: The Modern Situation of the Ainu

"I saw pictures of these huge casinos! All the drinks and tobacco they sold were tax-free, and I heard they
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Sep
30
Ainu Philosophy: An Introduction

Ainu Philosophy: An Introduction

Following the past 3 articles about the suicide "epidemic" in Biratori, I thought it would be timely to write about
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Sep
23
Investigating the Suicide "Epidemic" in Pira-Utur Kotan (Part 3/3)

Investigating the Suicide "Epidemic" in Pira-Utur Kotan (Part 3/3)

After reading Tomikawa’s 1959 study of the sudden spike in suicide rates among the Ainu, I planned a trip
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Sep
16
Recipes for Dates, Suicide, and Culture (Part 2/3)

Recipes for Dates, Suicide, and Culture (Part 2/3)

This is part 2 of our investigation into the suicide "epidemic" among the Ainu. Go read part 1 here! Listen
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Sep
09
The Suicide "Epidemic" in Pira-Utur Kotan (Part 1/3)

The Suicide "Epidemic" in Pira-Utur Kotan (Part 1/3)

Listen to the article here!In 1959, a young scholar named Tomikawa Morimichi embarked on an academic journey that remains
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Sep
02
F**k Jared Diamond? Welcome to the Anthropocene!

F**k Jared Diamond? Welcome to the Anthropocene!

Listen to the audio here! (I did record this prior to making some minor changes, so it is a little
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Aug
26
6 Book Recommendations for You to Better Imagine Our World

6 Book Recommendations for You to Better Imagine Our World

Here are my 6 book recommendations for those who want to better understand our interconnected and complex world. I've split
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Aug
19
Yellow, White, or Barbaric? Finding Identity within the Hierarchy

Yellow, White, or Barbaric? Finding Identity within the Hierarchy

In the late 19th to early 20th century, the rise of the Japanese empire put the "racial hierarchy" of the world into question. But then came the Ainu.
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